Huber gets blown up

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. TitanJeff

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    Here's a block on the Bengals punter, Kevin Huber, trying to make a tackle on a returner. It broke his jaw.

    No penalty was called on the field but the NFL is about to rain down the fine.

    NFL's VP of officiating Dean Blandino:
    "Huber, he's a punter. And the key is he's defenseless throughout the down. So even though he's pursuing the play, he still gets defenseless-player protection. You can't hit him in the head or neck, and you can't use the crown or forehead parts of the helmet to the body."
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  2. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

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    should make the 'defenseless' players wear pink too-toos and crab crawl on and off the field
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  3. Big TT

    Big TT Pro Bowler

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    Yeah I typically feel the same but Hey, it's the sqeelers so f'em.
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  4. Mberglo

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    his shoulder hits the same time his helmet does. Looks like a clean block. It's not a tackle, so I don't think "hitting high" should apply. No one blocks at the waist.

    Either put them in inflatable sumo costumes and let them hit hard, or remove all padding and let Darwin fix the game.
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  5. Scarecrow

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    seriously they should

    This incident was clearly accidental.
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  6. Childress79

    Childress79 Loungefly ® Tip Jar Donor

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    Punter was asking for it running around with all that hubris
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  7. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE All-Pro Tip Jar Donor

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    This is why they say "keep your head on a swivel."
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  8. SawdustMan

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    No s***.

    How can you say he's "pursuing the play but he's a defenseless player"? So this "defenseless player" could have put a lick on the returner and stopped the play? Sure, that makes sense.

    Really starting to hate this league.
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  9. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE All-Pro Tip Jar Donor

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    screw this defense player crap, I wanna see dudes laid out!
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  10. GoT

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    if he dont want hit he should do the Gayton pick6 dance and just troll his arse too the sideline after the punt
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